Title: Vista del Vinedo
Materials: Acrylic on paper mounted on canvas
Minimum Bid: $300
“Painting is an act of exploration for me, a celebration of seeing and feeling and being curious. It is like another language. When a piece of work is finished, I want to give the viewer not an explication or opinion on what is, but to open a dialog, and to encourage the next question.
There are many layers in my work, allowing me to explore different aspects of the subject. This acknowledges that perception is not fixed, but changes with time and state of mind. I hope the final image makes one think of process or movement or flow. When you come back to look at a painting the second time, I hope it looks different than it did when you first saw it.”
Rebecca Gomez is a second-generation Californian who has been drawing and painting since she was a young child. Extreme nearsightedness that went undiagnosed until she was about twelve may have influenced her way of seeing. When she first saw the world with corrected vision, it was an unwelcome change; she had grown to prefer supplying the details from imagination.
Rebecca had classes in fine art at Chouinard Art Institute while still a high school student, and later took classes at Moorpark College, CSUN, and UCLA. She has been influenced by the work of many modern and post-modern artists, whose diversity in ways of seeing and painting have been an inspiration to her. After a successful career in business, which included graphic arts and marketing, she decided to pursue the career in fine arts that had been her desire since childhood.